Summer Discovery Learning Camp

Ignite your passion at the Discovery Learning Camp. Students entering grades 5-8 enjoy a full-day immersive experience in science, technology, art, drama, music, social justice, well-being, and more.

At registration, campers choose two morning sessions and one afternoon session. Class sessions are taught by passionate teachers and assisted by dynamic student leaders.

Snacks and camp t-shirts are provided. Students should bring a mask, water bottle, and their own sack lunch.

Tuition is $380 (includes 3 different class sessions). Early bird and sibling discounts available. Space is limited, so register early.

Due to COVID, we are prioritizing student safety over choice of classes. To ensure safe class sizes and an even distribution of participants, students may not get their first choices of classes.

Meet the Teachers & Student Leaders!


10 class sessions to choose from!

List of 10 items.

  • Audio Engineering

    Morning Session 2
    Instructor: John VanDuinen, Audio Engineering and Band Teacher

    Want to be a rock star? DJ? Producer? Join this class to learn the basics or Microphones, Recording Software, Music Production, and Recording. After taking this class, you will know how to create music on any computer and from there, the sky's the limit!
  • Band

    Afternoon Session
    Instructor: John VanDuinen, Audio Engineering and Band Teacher
    Prerequisite: Band Experience, an Instrument

    Let’s take the concert band to the next level! If you take this class, you will develop group musicianship, expand repertoire, learn new exercises, and explore all the sounds that your instrument can create. There will be a small performance at the end of the week.
  • Coding

    Morning Session 1
    Instructor: Dr. Steve Alkire, AP Physics Teacher

    Do you want to speak the language of the future? Campers are introduced to a variety of topics on coding and computer programming. Each class introduces a new skill or concept with a new program to create. We’ll also be using coding to build robotic cars and race them.
  • Comics & Comic Strips

    Morning Session 1
    Instructor: Jesse McFeron, English Teacher

    Pictures + text=magic! Comics are more popular and available in more forms than ever. If you’ve never read one or have a stack at home, this is for you. Where do comics come from? What do comics look like in different parts of the world? Who is the greatest superhero? Can I really make my own strip by the end of the week? All of your questions will be answered.
  • Diversity Leadership Camp

    Morning Session 2
    Instructors: BBHS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team

    Be the change! Are you someone who wants to learn more about social justice and create positive change in your community? Diversity Leadership camp is for campers from ALL backgrounds. Campers will be empowered to understand and celebrate differences, while also developing their skills in communication, problem-solving, listening, and accountability.
  • Drawing & Painting

    Afternoon Session
    Instructor: Michelle Carrasquilla, Fine Arts Teacher

    Learn the foundations of drawing and painting in this summer crash course. Students will learn basic color theory and learn some fun tips and tricks to develop their art skills.
  • Field Sports

    Afternoon Session
    Instructor: Logan Brewster, Intramural Sports Coordinator

    Have a competitive spirit or just want to move? Each day we’ll learn the rules of a new sport and play! Sports include flag football, kickball, capture the flag, soccer, and more. Sportsmanship and having fun are what we’re about!
  • Musical Theatre & Dance

    Morning Session 1
    Instructor: Taryn Darr, Drama Director

    In this camp you’ll go through a warm-up, across-the-floor exercises and learn different combinations from classic to contemporary musical theatre, all focusing on tools to make YOU an exciting performer to watch onstage! Taryn Darr is a professional actor who focuses on teaching style and the art of being a triple threat – a singer, dancer and actor. Notable performances include Seattle’s 5th Ave Theatre: Catch Me If You Can (choreographed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell), A Chorus Line (Val, *Gypsy Rose Lee Award), The Pajama Game (Mae), Holiday Inn (Lila), among many others. Village Theatre favorites: She Loves Me (Ilona), Maggie in The Noteworthy Life..., and Chicago (Roxie *nominated for Seattle’s Gregory Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical). She spent years auditioning and studying in NYC and she's happy to have this opportunity to share her expertise and experience with you! 
  • Tinkering in STEM

    Morning Session 2
    Instructor: Dr. Steve Alkire, AP Physics Teacher

    Discover STEM through tinkering. See for yourself what engineering and playing have in common by building circuits, interacting with sensors, and programming your own creations. Campers will be introduced to circuits and programming in a hands-on environment where they can build  their own creations. Each camper will get to take their own Arduino kit home at the end.
  • Yoga

    Afternoon Session
    Instructor: Rachel McGovern, certified yoga instructor

    Vinyasa yoga is an energetic full-body flow of movements set to music. Yoga helps build harmony between the mind and body using breath to cultivate strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Yoga is beneficial for all bodies; it can be especially helpful for athletes in supporting injury prevention, fostering balance, and promoting mental discipline. (No yoga experience is necessary.)  

Important Dates for 2021

Jan. 11: Registration opens

March 1: Early bird prices end

June 14-18 Boys Lacrosse Camp (NEW!)

June 21-24: Athletics + Choir Camps

June 21-24: Service Learning Camp (waitlist only)

July 12-16: Discovery Learning Camp

August 16-20: Study Skills Camps


Nick Padrnos, Brave Summer Coordinator

Bishop Blanchet High School

8200 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-527-7711
Fax: 206-527-7712
Attendance: 206-985-3750
Located in  Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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